Monday, July 11, 2011
The view from the passengers seat 2
We set off up the mountain, from about 8,000 to 10,000 feet it was 14 miles of forest
The next day we headed across the Mojave. Since the water is harvested the mountains are quite barren and the grass is dried up and golden. when you descend into Bakersfield you suddenly are confronted by a patchwork of green and some earth tones. Bakersfield is in the central valley where citrus fruit, vegetables, and nuts are grown year round. that day it was 104 degrees.
We were happy to leave and head for Sears Point and NASCAR. Travelling along 101 the scenery is incredible as the central valley run N to S with mountain chains lined up on each side. one citrus frmer even put up signs showing what fruit tree you were flying by, oranges, lemon, limes, mandarins and then almonds. That solved the endless guessing games that help pass the time away of what is growing in that field. On this trip we had a Garmin that tried desperately to get us to go through San Francisco and then to Berkeley. it managed to lead us into Crockett where a fast Uee (u Turn) by DH in Main S. put us onto the right bridge and to our destination.
Note Photography through the windshield does not yield national geographic material!